But - why are we ok for their lives to be extended beyond their terminal disease, at huge cost to society? Because one day we might get cancer?Regarding cancer, no. During lockdown and even right through the summer people were either not getting treated or getting through the process far too slowly. They might as well have had covid on their death certificates.
And I would hazard a guess that their average age was significantly lower that that of covid related victims.
We'll be old too, one day.